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I came to BU thinking that I wouldBrightPsychology
I came to BU thinking that I would be challenged much more here than at my state university, and I have been sadly disappointed. The weed-out classes are hard, for sure, but my other humanities classes haven't been very hard, although the teachers have been nice and knowledgeable. But BU is ridiculously expensive, and rather than using your $50,000+ to improve programs or even to renovate the nastier dorms on campus (mostly anywhere except StuVi and some of the brownstones), BU has chosen to build a giant $100 million dining hall/office building we don't need and a 23 million dollar lacrosse stadium. I'm insulted by the way they waste our money. And the administration has handled the recent sexual assaults on campus very poorly. BU will suck your money up. If you intend to go to grad school after college and you aren't interested in a highly competitive field, I wouldn't go here. I love the city, but the school wasn't for me.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: D+
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This school is all about the label.BrightAccounting
This school is all about the label. The education it offers is crap and the campus gets depressing. Simply a money sucking institution thats main priority is harvesting all the money they possibly can from your parents. Go to Northeastern over this piece of shit. Save a ton of money and go to a state school where you will receive a better education, enjoy an actual campus, and have professors that would actually like to see you succeed.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
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BU is a really big school, with verySuper BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
BU is a really big school, with very little "real" college campus. If that does not bother you, BU is a great place to spend four years. The first year is tough, and a lot of people may transfer out to state schools. But really, it weeds out the antisocial types. To succeed here you need to be somewhat outgoing, but once you put yourself out there it pays off. There are numerous clubs and activities around campus and Boston.

As a student in SMG (you'll learn to love acronyms, as every school goes by them), the school is super competitive. Some people will stab you in the back to get ahead, and some people will cheat to get good grades. That said, you pay the high tuition costs for the best networking. Most of your peers will be incredibly successful, and some will be running companies right after graduation. If you care about making money and you have a thick skin, BU is perfect for you. If you need lots of hand holding (ie professor face time) and want a serious party school, do not go to BU. Also, do not go to BU if money is a serious issue for you. Sad but true, a lot of the kids have more money than god, and this makes some feel uncomfortable. Upside, you will go to some of the hippest parties and clubs (buying a table is popular) if you take advantage of the oppurtunity. BU students are well prepared for careers and typically brilliant. Grat school, worth every penny if you embrace it.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2008
Surrounding City: A+, Campus Aesthetics: D
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